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"one of the most precious jewels in the national heritage": Photograph of 10 Downing Street; Signed by six British prime ministers
Black and white photograph of the 10 Downing Street doorway, signed by six British prime ministers: Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches. A rare and desirable piece of history.
“I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE": AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; SIGNED BY HER
New York: Random House, 1957.
Early printing of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece stamped in gilt, spine stamped in black and gilt. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Christopher Cooley- Cordially Ayn Rand 4/23/64.” Fine a near fine first issue dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and a few closed tears. Jacket design by George Salter. A nice example.
"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky": First Edition Of The Outsiders; Inscribed By S.E. Hinton
New York: Viking Press, 1967.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “I hope you enjoy my book! Best wishes, Susie Hinton.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Richard M. Powers.
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
New York: Tor Books, 1985.
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Cover artist by John Harris. An exceptional example.
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be": First Edition of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloombsbury, 2000.
First British edition of Rowling’s fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Giles Greenfield. Cover design by Richard Horne.
"PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY": Thomas Norton's English translation of one of the most influential works of Protestant theology: John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Institution Of Christian Religion, Written In Latin By M. John Calvine, Translated Into English According To The Authors Last Edition; With Sundry Tables To Finde The Principall Matters Intreated Of In This Booke.
London: John Norton, 1611.
1611 edition of Calvin’s seminal work on systematic theology, regarded as one of the most influential works of Protestant theology. Quarto, bound in full contemporary leather with six raised bands to the spine, elaborate architectural borders to the title page, woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. In very good condition with reinforcement to the hinges. Rare.
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.
First edition with the 1939 date on the title page and with 12 girls instead of 11 in the “They went home and broke their bread” illustration. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. A superior example of a book that is prone to wear.
"I never really thought of myself as a freak, ya know...but I Love to Freak!": First Edition of Easy Rider; Signed by Both Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson
New York: Signet, 1969.
First edition of the complete script, with a selection of black white and color stills, interviews and articles. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated. Boldly signed by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson on the title page. Edited by Nancy Hardin and Marilyn Schlossberg. In near fine condition which shows light wear. Rare and desirable signed by the three stars of this iconic film.
"Have gone to Patagonia": First Edition of the Authors Masterpiece In Patagonia; Signed by Bruce Chatwin
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of author’s most well-known work and one of the great travel books of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece map and 4 black and white photographic plates. Signed by Bruce Chatwin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example, rare signed.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
London: Maclehose Press, 2008-2009.
First editions in English of each volume of Stieg Larrson’s Millennium trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original boards. Each volume is signed by the translator Reg Keeland, with a quotation added by the translator from each novel in each book. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo reads, “Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Played With Fire reads, “There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest reads, “But if you want to win, you’re going to have to fight. Reg Keeland.” Each volume is fine in near fine dust jackets. A unique and desirable set.
"Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage": FIRST EDITION in book form OF DICKENS The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; finely bound
London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, with the first state Veller title page, with 43 engraved plates by Seymour and Browne and five Buss plates which Dickens requested to be removed in subsequent printings. In very good condition.
"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see": First Edition of Joseph Conrads Masterpiece Lord Jim
London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1900.
First edition of one of Conrad’s finest novels. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine example with some wear to the extremities and the endpapers ever so slightly browned. First printing with the first issue points including the misprints “anyrate” p. 77, l. 5, “cure” (instead of “cured”) p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, the omission of “keep” after “can” p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, and “his” p. 319, last line, being printed below the line.
“It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end it itself": First American Edition of Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Chip Kidd
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of the author’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Additionally signed by Chip Kidd on the rear dust jacket flap. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.
"Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget": First Edition In English Of Tolstoys Masterpiece Anna Karenina
New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co, 1886.
First edition in English of Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers. Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind": First Edition, first issue of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit in the original monthly parts
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1855-1857.
First edition, first printing in the original monthly parts of one of Dickens’ most outstanding works. Octavo, original publisher’s illustrated blue-green wrappers, 20 numbered serials in 19 parts, with 40 illustrations by Hablôt Knight Brown (“Phiz”). Housed in a custom morocco and chemise case. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities.